The SAR Magazine

Spring 2018

The SAR MAGAZINE is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published quarterly.

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SPRING 2018 7 Ammendment Proposed Members of the SAR Medical Committee posed with the newly minted Tilton Challenge Coin during the Spring Leadership meeting. Seated, from left, are Larry M. Leslie, Past Surgeon General; Darryl S. Addington, Surgeon General Nominee, 2018-2019; Surgeon General Matthew J. Barlow Jr.; Edward P. Rigel Sr., Past Surgeon General; and Abraham R. Byrd III, Past Surgeon General. Standing, from left, are Lawrence G. Fehrenbaker; Theodore R. "Rex" Legler; Keith A. Weissinger; Michael T. Aycock; John A. Turley; Ernest L Sutton; Thomas L. Payne; and Christopher N. Sheap. Leadership Medical Committee P roposal to amend the Constitution of the NSSAR, Article III, by inserting "whether by blood or legally decreed adoption" following the words "lineal descendant." Current Wording: Any male shall be eligible for membership in the Society being a citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at the time of his last known service demonstrated loyalty to, and rendered active service in the cause of American Independence … Revision: Any male shall be eligible for membership in the Society being a citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal descendant, whether by blood or by legally decreed adoption, of an ancestor who was at the time of his last known service demonstrated loyalty to, and rendered active service in the cause of American Independence … New Wording: Any male shall be eligible for membership in the Society being a citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal descendant, whether by blood or by legally decreed adoption, of an ancestor who was at the time of his last known service demonstrated loyalty to, and rendered active service in the cause of American Independence … Proposed by: The Virginia Society Rationale: Because the SAR relies on official determinations of the sex of an individual, the SAR should also rely on official determinations of relationships between individuals, such as father-son, mother-son, father-daughter and mother-daughter, with regard to both the applicant and any of the applicants' ancestors. This amendment also will remove any doubt about the membership of existing members who may have been adopted or whose ancestors were adopted but where the existing public records make no distinction between natural birth and adoption. The effect of this amendment will be to make any person who has been adopted by a blood descendant of a Patriot of the Revolution eligible for membership, if they meet all other membership requirements. It will also make any person who is descended from a person who was adopted by a blood descendant of a Patriot of the Revolution eligible for membership, if they meet all other membership requirements. Bob Gardner/MGM Photography

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